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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

435 Confluence Tower Drive
Hartford, IL 62048
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P: (618) 251-9101

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Closed Until April 1, 2018
Tours available by calling (618) 251-2680

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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is located in Hartford, Ill., two miles from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, which is National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail. The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower was built in commemoration of the historic expedition. The 180-foot tower has three viewing platforms at 50, 100 and 150-feet connecting the two towers that represent Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Each level of the tower tells stories about the area's history, including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, Lewis and Clark and the confluence of two great rivers - the Mississippi and Missouri.

The Tower is the gateway to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, with a visitor center located in the northern tower. At the visitor center, guests can plan their trip along the 33-mile route with interactive exhibits, videos and graphic panels that tell stories of history, wildlife and communities all along the byway.

Admission:  

$6 for Adults 

$5 for Seniors 62 +

$5 Active Military/Veterans

$4 for Children 12 & under 

Children 2 and under are free

Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.


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435 Confluence Tower Dr, Hartford, IL 62048-4400
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herestoadventures
Fishers, Indiana
Trip type:
Couples
Closed for lack of funds
Oct 18, 2017
We were devasted to find that this is closed due to lack of funding. Apparently it receives no funding except from the small town nearby, which can no longer afford... more »
honya1
St. Louis
Trip type:
Couples
Nice View!
Aug 25, 2017
The view from the tower is nice as long as you don't look in the direction of the refinery! The river confluence is on one side, and the refinery is... more »
kebodec
Godfrey, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
The View was Amazing!
Jul 31, 2017
My husband and I made our first visit to the confluence tower yesterday. We live in the area, but we had never visited the tower. The day was clear and... more »
clb5169
Alton, Illinois
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Confluence tower
Jun 30, 2017
Wednesday I was showing a friend & her 2 grandkids around Alton & Hartford. We stopped @ Robert Wadlow statue in upper Alton. Next we went to Lewis & Clark... more »
Nancy S
Edwardsville, Illinois
Trip type:
Family
Surprised by several things
Jun 28, 2017
The tour guide was excellent. She taught our 2 grandsons to look for specific items in the rivers. They were allowed to throw Frisbees off the top deck & then... more »
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower is located in Hartford, Ill., two miles from the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, which is National Trail Site #1 on the Lewis & Clark Trail. The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower was built in commemoration of the historic expedition. The 180-foot tower has three viewing platforms at 50, 100 and 150-feet connecting the two towers that represent Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Each level of the tower tells stories about the area's history, including the Village of Hartford, the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, Lewis and Clark and the confluence of two great rivers - the Mississippi and Missouri.

The Tower is the gateway to the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, with a visitor center located in the northern tower. At the visitor center, guests can plan their trip along the 33-mile route with interactive exhibits, videos and graphic panels that tell stories of history, wildlife and communities all along the byway.

Admission:  

$6 for Adults 

$5 for Seniors 62 +

$5 Active Military/Veterans

$4 for Children 12 & under 

Children 2 and under are free

Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.


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